visualboyadvance - full featured Game Boy Advance emulator

Property Value
Distribution Debian 7 (Wheezy)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package name visualboyadvance
Package version 1.8.0.dfsg
Package release 1
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Installed size 1.27 KB
Download size 307.88 KB
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VisualBoyAdvance is a Game Boy Advance emulator that works with
many ROMs that are publically available. It features save states
(like those that are available in ZSNES), full screen support,
joystick support, the all-important 'speedup emulation' key for
impatient gamers, and a lot more.
It also contains many useful tools for Game Boy Advance developers,
such as powerful GDB and gprof integration.
This package contains a version of VisualBoyAdvance compiled with
the original GUI-less SDL interface.


Package Version Architecture Repository
visualboyadvance_1.8.0.dfsg-1_amd64.deb 1.8.0.dfsg amd64 Debian Main
visualboyadvance - - -


Name Value
libc6 >= 2.3.6-6~
libgcc1 >= 1:4.1.1
libpng12-0 >= 1.2.13-4
libsdl1.2debian >= 1.2.11
libstdc++6 >= 4.1.1
zlib1g >= 1:1.1.4


Type URL
Binary Package visualboyadvance_1.8.0.dfsg-1_i386.deb
Source Package visualboyadvance

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install visualboyadvance deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install visualboyadvance




2012-05-21 - Etienne Millon <>
visualboyadvance (1.8.0.dfsg-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Etienne Millon ]
* Team upload.
* Acknowledge NMU, thank you Julien !
* Uploaders:
- Add myself.
- Remove Evgeni Golov (per request).
- Remove Nick Ellery (mail bounced).
* Switch to 3.0 (quilt) format.
- Bump debhelper compatibility level to 7.
* debian/rules :
- Add --as-needed to linker flags.
- Add build-{arch,indep} targets.
- Use "find -delete" instead of "xargs rm -f".
* debian/control :
- Build-Depend on libpng-dev instead of libpng12-dev (Closes: #662538).
- Bump Standards-Version to 3.9.3 (no changes needed).
* debian/copyright :
- remove 2xSaImmx.asm copyright information as it is not present anymore.
- link to GPL-2 instead of the GPL symlink in common-licenses.
* New patches :
- fix FTBFS with zlib. (Closes: #663943). Thanks to Peter Green.
- fix FTBFS with libpng 1.5 (Closes: #649804).
Thanks to Nobuhiro Iwamatsu.
- fix sound with SDL (Closes: #456501). Thanks to Alphard.
* debian/watch : mangle "dfsg" part.
[ Evgeni Golov ]
* Remove Ola Lundqvist <> from Uploaders.
2011-01-06 - Julien Cristau <>
visualboyadvance (1.8.0.dfsg-0.1) unstable; urgency=low
* Non-maintainer upload.
* Drop src/i386/2xSaImmx.asm from the tarball, it doesn't allow commercial
use.  Pass --without-mmx to configure (closes: #607598).
* debian/rules sets $(confflags) based on DEB_{HOST,BUILD}_GNU_TYPE, use it.
2010-03-18 - Evgeni Golov <>
visualboyadvance (1.8.0-6) unstable; urgency=low
[ Nick Ellery ]
* Add debian/README.source to explain where to get upstream source.
[ Evgeni Golov ]
* Add 09_deprecatedsigc++.dpatch from Gentoo to fix FTBFS with recent
Closes: #569461
* debian/control:
+ Add myself to Uploaders.
+ Wrap Build-Depends.
+ Standards-Version: 3.8.4. 
2009-07-15 - Nick Ellery <>
visualboyadvance (1.8.0-5) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control:
- Change maintainer to pkg-games (Closes: #529682).
- Add myself to uploaders.
- Change section to otherosfs
- Change obsolete build-dep on x-dev to x11proto-core-dev (Closes: #515400)
- Add lpia build-depends on nasm for Ubuntu.
- Update vba-gtk description to mention GTK+ support (Closes: #498553).
- Change priority to optional (LP: #381131).
- Update standards-version to 3.8.2, no changes necessary.
- Drop the 'a' from the start of both short descriptions.
- Use (= {$binary:Version}) for vba-gtk dependency on vba.
- Add Vcs* headers for pkg-games git.
* debian/copyright:
- Add missing copyright holders.
- Change license to mention acceptable later versions of GPL.
* debian/rules:
- Remove unnecessary comments.
- Pass --host/--build conditionally for autotools/automake
- Don't overwrite CFLAGS.
- Install vba-gtk files through visualboyadvance-gtk.install rather than
in install.
- Don't pollute .diff.gz with config.* files.
* debian/patches/*
- Add missing dpatch descriptions.
* Add desktop file from Ubuntu, thanks Dennis Craven (Closes: #481479).
* Rename xpm icon in debian/ to VisualBoyAdvance-gtk-32x32.xpm.
* Drop unnecessary po/vba.pot.
* Revert changes in po/fr.po.
2008-03-25 - Jose Carlos Medeiros <>
visualboyadvance (1.8.0-4) unstable; urgency=low
* debian/control:
- Bump Standards-Version: 3.7.3.
- Added Homepage header.
- Solved spelling error GTK to GTK+ in gtk binary description.
- Build-Depends standard gcc/g++. (Closes: #463303)
* Added 08_gvba_load_gb_rom.dpatch to solve segmentation fault. Thanks to
Javier Serrano Polo <>. (Closes: #452796)
* debian/copyright:
- Updated with 2xSaImmx.asm license. (Closes: #441978)
* Updated debian/ with Applications section.

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